Monday, August 25, 2014

Croquet and Cuzzies

This weekend, we had an impromptu family bbq when my Hunny's cousin came to the Mainland for her birthday. We haven't seen her since I was pregnant with Rhys for the big extended family gathering for Gramma T's 90th birthday! So this was a nice surprise!

When we arrived at my mother-in-law's house for the bbq, there was a croquet game just starting up, so the kids jumped right in!

Uncle James helped teach Eden and Rhys to properly hit the ball.

But mostly it was just the kids hitting the ball around the field!

Cousin Pam showed them some good playing skills. Even teaching them how to hit a ball right next to yours! Rhys thought that was cool and attempted it as well against Pam's foot. (he didn't even hit her, either! haha. I was worried!)

 After dinner, we presented Pam (sitting beside Gramma T, our lovely and spunky 96 year old Grandmother) with a cake. She was *slightly* surprised and excited! Yay for cake!!!  (I absolutely love her expression!)

It was a fun evening. Sometimes it's tough visiting with extended family on your spouses' side since you don't share the memories or know them well enough. I am happy to say, though, that my Hunny seems to have good family! My kids loved meeting Cousin Pam and playing with her (she now has a friend for life in Rhys! He was very affectionate and kept pulling her around to play games, and she went along willingly!) and are still talking about her! She teaches camping kids on school trips about nature, going on hikes and such, on Protection Island, so she's pretty cool!


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